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Fig - possible sucker?

I have a small fig in a pot, donated so not certain but believe it's a brown turkey. Only about 2ft tall currently but got a few nice figs last year. It's actively growing again now, with leaves opening in the main structure.

However It looks like a sucker is coming up directly from the roots, as per attached photo.

What's the right way to deal with this, bearing in mind it's slightly under the compost surface? I didn't want to just cut it off in the woody stem as that part is still underground, so wasn't sure of infection/damage considerations to an open cut in spring. 

All advice appreciated!


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    Unless you particularly want if you grow just on one clear stem I would leave it. Figs  aren’t usually grafted ... they’re grown from simple cuttings, so the new shoot will be the same as the rest of the plant. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Dovefromabove, thank you. I couldn't see evidence of a graft but I just assumed there was a rootstock causing a sucker. I shall leave it in place, happy with an extra stem.

    Thanks again.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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